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pharmacopoeia

or phar·ma·co·pe·ia

[ fahr-muh-kuh-pee-uh ]

noun

, Pharmacology.
  1. a book published usually under the jurisdiction of the government and containing a list of drugs, their formulas, methods for making medicinal preparations, requirements and tests for their strength and purity, and other related information.
  2. a stock of drugs.


pharmacopoeia

/ ˌfɑːməkəˈpiːə /

noun

  1. an authoritative book containing a list of medicinal drugs with their uses, preparation, dosages, formulas, etc


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Derived Forms

  • ˌpharmacoˈpoeial, adjective
  • ˌpharmacoˈpoeist, noun

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Other Words From

  • pharma·co·poeial pharma·co·poeic adjective
  • pharma·co·poeist noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of pharmacopoeia1

1615–25; < New Latin < Greek pharmakopoiía drug-maker's art, equivalent to phármako ( n ) drug + -poi ( os ) making ( poi ( eîn ) to make + -os adj. suffix) + -ia -ia

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Word History and Origins

Origin of pharmacopoeia1

C17: via New Latin from Greek pharmakopoiia art of preparing drugs, from pharmaco- + -poiia, from poiein to make

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Example Sentences

Above all, the doctor—the doctor and the purulent trash and garbage of his pharmacopoeia!

Having occasion to consult the "Pharmacopoeia," he had written it at home, and had promised to send it to the patient immediately.

The flowers were official in the London pharmacopoeia as late as 1746.

The British Pharmacopoeia contains two preparations of capsicum, a tincture (dose 5-15 minims) and an ointment.

At one side of this herb plot were other growths of a rustic pharmacopoeia, great treasures and rarities among the commoner herbs.

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